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Oversize facsimile of a Dehomag D11 census punch card

Object | Accession Number: 1990.48.6

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    Brief Narrative
    Oversize facsimile of punch card used in the 1933 German census. This punch card was used with a Dehomag 11 tabulating system. which was the type used for processing results of the 1933 and 1939 German census during the Nazi regime (1933-1945). Dehomag [Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen] was a German based subsidiary of the US company, IBM. The Hollerith machine was a punch-card system consisting of three components, a punching machine [1990.48.3] that transmitted information onto punch cards, a sorting machine [1990.48.2] that arranged the punch cards by categories, and the tabulating machine [1990.48.1] that computed the results.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Technische Sammlungen Dresden
    front, right end, black emulsion : VOLKS- UND / BERUFSZÄHLUNG 1933 [Ethnic and Occupational Census 1933]
    front, right end, black emulsion : Nr. 373/19 PREUSS. STATIST. LANDESAMT [Prussian Statistical State Office]
    front, left end, black emulsion : Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen G.m.b.H., Berlin W 35. 4.9.33

    Physical Details

    Tools and Equipment
    Object Type
    Punched cards (aat)
    Physical Description
    Oversize black and white photo reproduction of an unused, rectangular, stiff, white paper punch card with 1 angled corner and printed data. There is German text along the edges and repeated columns of numbers, 0-9, across the middle. Each column is identified by a number, 1-60, at the top and bottom. There are 28 categories of personal identification information along one long edge; such as residential district, age, religion, occupation, and number of children.
    overall: Height: 15.625 inches (39.688 cm) | Width: 9.000 inches (22.86 cm)
    overall : photographic paper, emulsion

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    Administrative Notes

    The punch card was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Technische Sammlungen Dresden.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 18:11:47
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